Articles that aim to provide information to make your travels easier and smoother

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Top 5 Excuses not to travel and how to overcome them

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It’s the twenty first century, travel is the new movement, everyone is doing it, but we know that some of you are still out there constantly daydreaming about travelling the world one day, yet seem to find every excuse going. So we’re here to squash 5 of those excuses for you!
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Top budgeting tips on how to afford and plan your big trip

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The ultimate dream for most travellers; to be able to afford to travel all around the world, one country at a time, without a worry in the world. Do you think you’ll never be able to afford it? Do you even have a clue where to start?
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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

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So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent...
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7 Tips to travel like a local and avoid tourist traps

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There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a tourist trap. Sometimes fighting off crowds or forking out half your spending money to see a sight just isn’t worth the hype, but with these tips, you may be able to still see the sights just minus the tourists, or get some better ideas on alternatives.
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Top tips for surviving the dreaded airport long haul layover

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We’ve all done it; booked the cheapest plane ticket with the longest layover possible in an airport you can’t even pronounce, just to save a few pennies. Here's some tips on how to get through unscathed!
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How to travel long term as a couple without killing each other

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Travelling as a couple is wonderful, inspiring and romantic fun but it can also be stressful and overwhelming when you’re on a long term trip with your partner! Why can't we all learn to be a little selfish and take the chance to spend some time apart?
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Feel the fear...and do it anyway: a traveller's take on life

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While travelling alone, I began wondering, what was the difference between rational and irrational fear? How do you overcome fear and step outside of your comfort zone?
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How to Maintain Your Long Distance Relationship & Friendships

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One of the best and perhaps worst parts of travelling is falling in love, but we all know that “it is not goodbye, but see you soon”. Here are some tips to help you with your long distance relationship & friendships!
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Solo Travel: 5 ways to overcome loneliness

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Solo travel has countless benefits, BUT let’s not beat around the bush – it can be lonely. So rather than ignore it we’ve come up with some ideas to tackle it.
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Tips for Travelling Like a Local and Blending In

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Like it or not you will be identified as a newcomer when visiting a new place, but there are some tricks and tips to make you appear like a local...
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Getting Over The Post-Travel Blues: Readjusting after your big trip.

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Coming home from a trip is hard, let’s not beat around the bush. We’ve all been there, and we all wish we knew how to cure those post-travel blues...
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How to Travel the World Without Winning the Lottery

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Tips & advice about ways to travel the world including websites and other ways of saving or stretching your hard earned cash
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10 Festivals Around the World That Will Give You Wanderlust and Make You Smile

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Everyone smiles in the same language! There are hundreds of festivals set up all around the world for that exact reason; to make you SMILE!
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How Pokemon Ruined Backpacking

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Looking at how modern day backpacking can sometimes forget the basics, always remember to take some time and smell the roses!
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10 Tips and Resources to Meet People While Travelling Solo

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Ironic as it may sound, to travel solo rarely means to travel alone. And you’ve been told that before right? So let us help you take that first step...
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Do we let technology define the way we travel?

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Just how much has technology changed travel? Here in the Workaway…
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Symptoms that reveal you're turning into a backpacker

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This week we've asked one of our favourite travel bloggers and…
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Handy skills and advice for the solo female traveller

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Female Travellers: Footloose and Fancy-free?Travelling as…
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A gap year can leave you smiling when searching for a job

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Employers could view a gap year as something which needs a little…
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Why Volunteering will put your CV on the top of the pile

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Being a volunteer says so much. Just ponder on the word for a…
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Cycle Touring Tips

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Cycle touring can be done alone or with friends, there are…
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Travelling with a Partner, the Pros and Cons

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Companion or Complainer? Whether to travel with a partner or…
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Take a travel budget breather with Workaway

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James and Charlie are Workaway members travelling the world…
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Some great tips for travelling cheaply

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Thanks to Sarah from the blog coffeewithasliceoflife.com for…